Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

JDMS Current Topics of Interest

The JDMS Editorial Board works to balance the content of topics in the Journal between related sonography specialties, and to support areas of needed research within the field. The list below is updated periodically with topics that are identified as ideas for authors. Should you have additional ideas or want clarification on listed topics, please fill out the contact form and a member of the JDMS Editorial Team will respond.

General Topics

  • Cardiac Toxicity with chemotherapy treatment
  • Pediatric sonography
  • Elastography
  • Musculoskeletal Sonography
  • Ergonomics
  • Use of Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound

Vascular Topics

  • Angioplasty
  • Arterial health and disease
  • Arterial and venous imaging
  • Arterial/venous hemodynamics 
  • Comparison of criteria used in grading carotid artery stenosis
  • Differentiation of neurogenic and arterial peripheral ulcerations in the diabetic patient​
  • Evaluation of Trans-hepatic Portal Systemic Shunts (TIPS)​
  • History of surgical techniques including stent use and bypass grafting
  • Intraoperative ultrasound​
  • IVUS - particularly with the stenting of iliac veins
  • Peripheral arterial duplex criteria for native versus re-vascularized segments related to spectral Doppler, morphology and ABI changes between patient visits
  • Revascularization techniques and risk factors that work against prolonged vessel patency 
  • ​Superficial venous anatomy​
  • Trans-cranial Doppler techniques that include both Embolic monitoring in stroke centers as well as in neurovascular departments concerning neurological disease
  • Use of ultrasound with central line placement
  • Use of ultrasound during procedures to treat venous insufficiency​
  • Venous Insufficiency Testing

Cardiac Topics

  • Real-Time 3D Echocardiography for Valvular Replacement & Valvuloplasty
  • Real-Time 3D Echocardiography Volume Quantification Use
  • Echocardiographic Point Of Care Ultrasound Services for Physicians
  • Pediatric Echocardiography Literature Reviews (Disease Prevalence, Protocols, Case Studies)
  • Accreditation In the Echocardiography Laboratory
  • Quality Initiative Assessments and Correlating Modalities (IAC Accreditation)
  • Correlating Cardiac MRI and CT to Echocardiography
  • Cardiomyopathies and Ischemic Heart Disease.
  • Two Dimensional Speckle Tracking and Strain Rate Imaging Standards
  • TEE use for  Interventional Devices

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